Burn My Candle (At Both Ends)

Album: Thank You for the Years (1956)

Songfacts®:

  • This was Welsh singer Dame Shirley Bassey's first single, which she recorded at the age of 19. The song was banned by the BBC for its risqué connotations and didn't chart. However, its failure proved to be a minor blip in Dame Shirley's successful career, which has spanned over 50 years with an estimated 135 million records sold to date.

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